SXSW Stories: MannyWellz
I’m great, how are you?
It’s crazy for me. It’s been a ride. This is the most I’ve ever done for SXSW. I haven’t had the time to chill so it’s been good and that’s a good thing.
Damn. That’s a beautiful question. Yo, earliest memory of music was when I was, shoot, in Nigeria and I set up a bunch of pans and pots and I started beating on them. That was my earliest memory of music.
I probably got 500 songs or more.
I like how you can meet different people from different phases of the earth. Just networking and talking and being yourself.
Meeting Zane Lowe. An amazing person from Apple Music invited me and the team to Fader Fort. We were backstage chilling and I got to kick it with Zane Lowe for a few.
What’s my favorite thing… I don’t know if I have a favorite thing. I like meeting cool people in the industry.
It kind of was because for that project I worked on 20 something records. But then I only went with the hardest hitting ones. Because it was a short project, I had to make sure every song hits.
I performed at Antone’s on Thursday. It was dope. The energy was great from the audience. The vibes. The people were amazing. I had a few fans come through. I made new fans too. That’s what SXSW is about for people – music discovery.
I recorded a song this morning. It’s not completely fleshed out yet but yeah.
It’s been good, it’s great vibes. Everyone here is just chill. Niggas is rolling up, niggas is drinking, niggas is chilling, having a good conversation.